Vase, white opaline glass, transfer-printed with two classical scenes after the Portland vase in deep yellow, with gilded frieze of palmettes on the shoulders and gilded motif on rim.
- Made in: Stourbridge
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,West Midlands,Stourbridge)
- Height: 15 centimetres
Illustrated in B. Morris, 'Victorian Table Glass and Ornaments', London 1978, pl. 30, p. 56. See also see C. Hajdamach, 'British Glass 1800-1914', Woodbridge 1991, pp. 99-100, col. pl. 9 for illustration of a page from a Richardson design book with the Portland vase scenes; the vase shown top right in the illustration is the same as that in the BM, except that the motifs on shoulders and neck are shown in black.
See also J. Rudoe and S. Solicari, 'Barbara Morris's Gifts to the British Museum and the V&A', in Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 34, 2010, pp. 14-19, fig. 9.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT28770
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